Feb 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
jackson jr. resigned back in november. the district is in chicago, and in a chunk of the city's southern suburbs. it's a heavily democratic district. whoever wins the primary tomorrow is consider likely to win the seat overall and to take a seat in congress in april. because of the juicy democratic prospects, at the outset, 17 different democrats lined up to compete in this primary, which is crazy. the candidate with the most name recognition was former congresswoman debbie haverson, a reporter of gun rights who touts her a rating with the national rifle association. or who did tout that rating with the national rifle association before this year. because this is both the first election for federal office since we picked a president, and also the first federal election since newtown, since the elementary massacre at sandy hook elementary in december. even though she has touted her a rating from the nra in the past, now debbie haverson is now touting her support for universal background checks for gun purchases. this time around she insists she has not lobbied the nra for an endorsement.